Elijah Fordham

8 March 1798–9 September 1879 (Age 81)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah

When Elijah Fordham was born on 8 March 1798, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, his father, George Fordham Jr., was 38 and his mother, Mary Baker, was 32. He married Jane Ann Fisher on 23 November 1822, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 9 September 1879, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Fordham
Anna Bibbins Chaffee
Marriage: 3 October 1838
Lydia Lovinia Fordham
Amos Pierre Fordham
Anna Maria Fordham
Joseph Elijah Fordham
Mary Louisa Fordham
Emily Adelia Fordham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1838Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 7
    The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 22
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 1598;2007: 3492; 2010: 4838)English: habitational name from any of the places in Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Norfolk named Fordham, from Old English ford ‘ford’ + hām ‘homestead’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Elijah Fordham

    Elijah Fordham was born March 8, 1798, in New York City, New York, son of George Fordham and Mary Baker. He married Jann Fisher in 1823. They had two children. Their first child died. Their second chi …

    Sources (55)

    • Elijah Fordham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elijah Fordham in entry for Joseph Fordham and Elizabeth Jane Bolin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Elijah Fordham in entry for Bethiah Wells, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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